My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 09

Yahari Ore no Seishun no Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

Komachi is the best imouto a useless onii-chan can ever hope to get ;_;

Yahari Ore no Seishun no Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

Memories are priceless indeed….

See.. ;_;

This episode is quite full of siblings as Haruno makes another appearance.

Yahari Ore no Seishun no Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

I can’t hate that Mai Nakahara acting, seriously.

Yahari Ore no Seishun no Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

She’s really pushing things for Yukinon….

Yahari Ore no Seishun no Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

And she says some really interesting things too.

SNAFU continues with it’s unique blend of pain and empathy this week. Hachiman gets pushed to show off a more… “kinder” side of him thanks to Komachi by “accompanying” Yuigahama to a festival on the pretext of “buying stuff”. I’m really starting to like Komachi a lot, she shows a very shrewd side when it comes to her brother, and I just love how she tries to keep her annoyances with him just slightly out of earshot. Although I think Hachiman still knows it anyways. Truly, the best imouto for a dame-oniichan like him.

On the other end, the Yukinoshita family continues to fascinate with Haruno’s descriptions of her family this week. Also, Haruno’s skill at being condescending without overly ticking people off is truly on another level from Yukinoshita’s brash and upfront attitude to others. Guess it comes with the territory that she’s (forced?) to navigate in. And I’m guess I’m wrong about her feelings towards Yukinon too, it does seem like she likes her very much, albeit possibly to the point it might be hard to differentiate between love and jealousy.

Of course, the elephant in the room that everyone’s trying not to talk about is the car accident that is… well, partially the reason everything came together. I loved Yuigahama’s direct acknowledgement of her feelings towards Hachiman at the end of this episode, even as much as the guy concerned is trying to let both of them down. The scales do seem to be ever-slightly tipped to Yukinon’s side though, as Hachiman’s expression of his disappointment and self-hate towards himself regarding his own lofty view of Yukinon being shattered. Sometimes, he does get really too negative for his own good, sigh…

Next week moves things to the school’s cultural festival. It’s going to be interesting to see the way this show tackles this cliche.

11 Comments

  1. Ritterkreuz Said,

    May 31, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    “In the novel it’s more apparent that Haruno’s manipulative and holds pretty much the exact same disdain for humanity that 8man does. In that festival scene she comments how she likes his rotten eyes. She also makes an appearance in the school festival arc, where 8man basically tanks his own reputation to save another, and she tells her sister that 8man is too good for Yukinon, and that she wants him instead.”
    If you’re gonna make a good show, why don’t make it 24 episodes Japan? ;_;

  2. What? Said,

    May 31, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    I hope we get to see more of Sagami in the school festival arc. First appearance in the show and already I hate her, even more than Yukino.

  3. Lightning Said,

    May 31, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    Well it’s not completely confirmed that it will be 12 episodes is it or rather a continuation, I do believe the light novel has not finished, and with how oreimo is going, I have high hopes that they will conclude this one too.

  4. Giorno Giovanna Said,

    May 31, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    A typical fan’s reaction to the Hachiman x Yui ship: http://i.imgur.com/bvV9g1T.jpg
    Its such a pity though, but Yukinon is just better. ;-;

  5. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 31, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

    I have high hopes that they will conclude this one too.

    Doubt it’ll sell as much as OreImo though.

    A typical fan’s reaction to the Hachiman x Yui ship: http://i.imgur.com/bvV9g1T.jpg

    Dohohoho poor thing…

  6. Dakkar Said,

    May 31, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    So, Hikki is so sensitive that he’s dense.
    Haruno’s reaction to the fact that Hikki sees through her and doesn’t even try to hide that is interesting as well – normally, you would expect her to distance herself.
    Oh, and that Mastercard parody…

  7. Kevin Yamagata Said,

    June 1, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    Two flags are destroyed. As expected from Hachiman, going back to his path again, and again…

    @Lightning
    Just hope Brain’s Base will finish the LNs with S2. Oh wait…

  8. susu Said,

    June 1, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    He’s too cool for relationships :D

  9. Hayate Said,

    June 1, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    i like how Hachiman actually somehow realized how Yui’s feeling for him but decided to convince himself its definitely not like that, instead of other protagonist who’s a straight blockhead when it comes to girls.
    well, he do go to the extreme sometimes, unlike a certain dense-pretending-MC who want to remain friend, he just wants to flat out reset every single relationship to zero

    btw, i know this is a bit late, but i love how the author make most of the character’s name a bit of a soft tongue twister
    Yuigahama Yui
    Yukinoshita Yukino
    Totsuka Saika
    Hayama Hayato
    Kawasaki Saki
    Ebina Hina
    Rurumi Rumi

    on a side note, not many Totsuka this week… T_T

  10. xtrimis Said,

    June 1, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    well, if you’re aiming for someone, usually you first approach their siblings. it’s a cliche method from when I don’t know, but it still holds true……

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 2, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    Eh, in this case it’s more like the imouto directly interfering for her onii-san’s own good more than anything.

    But then again, they’ve known each other before Hachiman ‘met’ Yui so I guess it still applies?

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